Upcoming Chrome OS “Daisy” device to feature ARM-based chipset?

If you want to buy a device that comes with Google Chrome OS preloaded right now you have two options: The Acer AC700 and Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks. Both are laptops with Intel Atom processors.

We already know that Samsung is working on an upcoming Chromebook with an Intel Celeron chip as well as a Chromebox desktop. Now it looks like we could also see future Chrome OS devices with ARM-based processors.

Samsung Exynos 5250

Thomas Taschauer spotted the issue tracker for Chromium OS builds recently and saw several mentions of a new product code-named “Daisy.”

There’s no way to know if it’s a desktop, laptop, or even a tablet computer at this point. But it appears to feature a Samsung Exynos 5250 chip.

The Exynos 5250 is expected to be one of the first to feature an ARM Cortex-A15 design, and the 32nm chip should be able to run at speeds up to 2 GHz while using less power than ARM Cortex-A9 chips… and far less power than the Intel Atom processors used in current Chrome OS devices.

Other upcoming Chrome OS products appear to include a devices with x86 chips code-named “Slumpy,” “Stumpy,” and “Newton.”

via Chrome Story

  • Jack Hodges

    Hopefully this will be a Samsung A-15 Chromebook. Want to see the first ARM Chromebook put it’s best foot forward by using the A-15. See how the cloud will enable the Chromebook:https://plus.google.com/111091089527727420853/posts/DfS2MQfNrfY

  • asdf

    Would this mean that chromium os would be able to run on the Raspberry pi?

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